Amazon distributes its own version of the ElasticSearch stack. To be honest from the Elastic Search point of view, I would consider this move as an act of war. However both sides have decent arguments, so I will only focus on what we get.
I had to prepare an Elastic Search training that contains a theoretical and a hands on part. For the hands on part, we want the people to have locally on their laptops the following software:
- An ElasticSearch node
- Kibana to build dashboard
- A Jupyter notebook in order to use Python to play with ElasticSearch
- A Grafana Instance
Thanks to docker and docker-compose, all of these can be set in a few minutes. Continue reading “A complete ELK dev env in a few minutes”
ElastAlert is a very nice package that can be installed on top of the ELK stack. It is a free replacement of the X Pack watcher product. The basic idea of the package is to use rules defined as yaml file in order to describe each alerting rule. You will find a nice introduction of the package possibilities here.
Elastic Search released the version 6.1 of its stack, and once again there are a tons of good new things but this is once again a disappointment for developers writing plugins for Kibana. Once again the compatibility is broken and the code has to be changed. This is painful and I stopped writing plugins for it. I will probably still port the traffic lights plugin for it. (I already have 3 different versions of it, one per Elastic flavour)
Elastic search released the latest version of its stack. There are of course a lot of cool new things, but we also feel that they, one step after the other push people to a licence model. I have no problem with that but it makes the life of people that want to keep a licence free stack more difficult.